Control the name of the dotnet core application output

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ASP.NET Core .NET Core dotnet

This post is about configuring the output filename of a .NET Core application. By default compiling a .NET Core application, the output filename will be the project directory name. So if you are compiling the application from a directory abc, the output dll name will be abc.dll. This can cause an issue when using CI where you may not control the folder structure in which the command is executed. This can be fixed using buildOptions configuration in the project.json file.

Configuring Redis for ASP.NET Core Session Store

Posted by Anuraj on Monday, November 14, 2016

ASP.NET Core Redis Cache Session

This post is about Configuring Redis for ASP.NET Core Session Store. Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker. It supports data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries. Redis works with an in-memory dataset. it also supports persisting the dataset to disk. Moreover, It provides master-slave asynchronous replication. Redis is not officially supported on windows. However, the Microsoft Open Tech group develops and maintains Windows port targeting Win64 available here. You can install redis using chocolatey package manager, using choco install redis-64 command. Once you install redis you can run redis-server command to start the redis server.

Working with client side packages in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ASP.NET Core Bower Javascript

This post is about working with client side packages in ASP.NET Core. In this post I am using Bower as client side package manager and dotnet bundle command for bundling and minification, instead of gulp or grunt. In ASP.NET world, we were using nuget for client side packages as well. Nuget is a good package manager for for .NET libraries and the Microsoft eco-system. But problem with Nuget is if someone writing a new Javascript libaray, you can’t expect them to create a nuget package and publish it. The web development world has largely settled on Bower as the defacto package manager for client side libraries. Bower is a “package manager for the web.” Bower lets you install and restore client-side packages, including JavaScript and CSS libraries. To use Bower, you need to install NodeJS first. You can download NodeJS from here.

Measuring code coverage of .NET Core applications

Posted by Anuraj on Sunday, November 6, 2016

C# ASP.NET Core Unit Testing Code Coverage .NET Core

This post is about getting code coverage of .NET Core using Opencover. This is an update post, long back I wrote a post on code coverage using ASP.NET Core in RC days. This post is using dotnet command and 1.0 version. Opencover is a code coverage tool for .NET 2 and above, support for 32 and 64 processes with both branch and sequence points; roots proudly based in PartCover - https://github.com/OpenCover/opencover/

Middleware filter in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Friday, October 28, 2016

C# ASP.NET Core Middleware filter Middleware

This post is about a new feature in ASP.NET MVC, Middleware filter. Middleware typically sits in the global request handling pipeline. If you want to apply middleware to a specific controller or action method, you can use this feature. This feature only available with ASP.NET Core MVC 1.1. Long back I created a middleware (HTML Minification Middleware), which helps to minify generated HTML of an action. After few days I got a request to implement configuration options, which helps to exclude certain actions from minification. Now I can use Middleware filters instead of configuring the options.

Using Response Compression Middleware in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

C# ASP.NET Core Compression Middleware

This post is about using Response Compression Middleware in ASP.NET Core. Long back I wrote blog post on Enabling GZip Compression in ASP.NET5. It was a custom middleware I implemented in DNX days. Now as part of ASP.NET Core 1.1 Preview 1, Microsoft introduced Response Compression Middleware in ASP.NET Core.

Using WebListener in ASP.NET Core

Posted by Anuraj on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

C# ASP.NET Core WebListener

This post is about using WebListener server in ASP.NET Core. WebListener is a web server for ASP.NET Core based on the Windows Http Server API. WebListener is a Windows-only HTTP server for ASP.NET Core. It runs directly on the Http.Sys kernel driver, and has very little overhead. WebListener cannot be used with the ASP.NET Core Module for IIS. It can only be used independently. Kestrel is designed to be run behind a proxy (for example IIS or Nginx) and should not be deployed directly facing the Internet.
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